GW2810 | Black&Decker GW2810 BLOWVAC Type 2 instruction manual

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(Original instructions)
Intended use
GW2810, GW2838 blower vac has been designed for leaf
clearing. This appliance is intended for consumer and outdoor
use only.
General appliance safety
Warning! When using mains
powered/cordless appliances,
basic safety precautions,
including the following, should
always be followed to reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock,
personal injury and material
Only use the appliance in daylight or
good artificial light.
u Do not operate your appliance in
explosive atmospheres, such as in the
presence of flammable liquids, gases
or dust.
u Never allow children or people
unfamiliar with the instructions to use
the appliance, local regulations may
restrict the age of the operator.
u Do not allow children or animals to
come near the work area or touch the
appliance supply cord.
u Keep children, bystanders and animals
away while operating an appliance.
Distractions can cause you to lose
u The appliance is not to be used as a
u Do not immerse the appliance in water.
u Do not open body casing. There are
no userserviceable parts inside.
Read all of this manual carefully before
using the appliance, be familiar with
the controls and the proper use of the
u The intended use is described in this
manual. The use of any accessory
or attachment or the performance
Personal safety
of any operation with this appliance
u Stay alert, watch what you are doing
other than those recommended in this
and use common sense when
instruction manual may present a risk
operating an appliance. Do not use an
of personal injury.
appliance while you are tired or under
The term "appliance" in all of the warn the influence of drugs, alcohol or
ings listed below refers to your mains
medication. A moment of inattention
operated (corded) appliance or battery
while operating an appliance may
operated (cordless) appliance.
result in serious personal injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for
u Where required, use personal
future reference.
protective equipment. Protective
Save all warnings and instructions for
equipment such as eye protection,
future reference.
dust mask, non-skid safety shoes,
hard hat, or hearing protection used
Using your appliance
for appropriate conditions will reduce
u Always take care when using the
personal injuries.
u Prevent unintentional starting. Make
u Keep work area clean and well
sure that the switch is in the offposition
lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite
before connecting to a power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or
carrying the appliance.
(Original instructions)
Carrying appliances with your finger
on the switch or energising appliances
that have the switch on invites
u Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables
better control of the appliance in
unexpected situations.
u Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long
hair can be caught in moving parts.
Appliance use and care
Before use, check the appliance for
damaged or defective parts.
Check for breakage of parts, damage
to switches and any other conditions
that may affect its operation.
u Do not use the appliance if the switch
does not turn it on and off. Any
appliance that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must
be repaired.
u Disconnect the plug from the power
source and/or the battery pack from
the appliance before making any
adjustments, changing accessories,
or storing appliances. Such preventive
safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the appliance accidentally.
u Where applicable, keep cutting tools
sharp and clean. Properly maintained
cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to
u Do not use the appliance if any part is
damaged or defective.
u Have any damaged or defective parts
repaired or replaced by an authorised
repair agent.
attempt to remove or replace
any parts other than those specified in
this manual.
Electrical safety
plugs must match the outlet.
Never modify the plug in any way. Do
not use any adapter plugs with earthed
(grounded) appliance. Unmodified
plugs and matching outlets will reduce
risk of electric shock.
u Do not expose appliance to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a appliance
will increase the risk of electric shock.
u Do not abuse the cord. Never use the
cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging
the appliance. Keep cord away from
heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase
the risk of electric shock.
u When operating an appliance
outdoors, use an extension cord
suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord
suitable for outdoor use reduces the
risk of electric shock.
u If operating an appliance in a damp
location is unavoidable, use a Residual
Current Device (RCD) protected
supply. Use of an RCD reduces the
risk of electric shock.
After Use
When not in use, the appliance should
be stored in a dry, well ventilated place
out of the reach of children.
u Children should not have access to
stored appliances.
u When the appliance is stored or
transported in a vehicle it should be
placed in the boot or restrained to
prevent movement following sudden
changes in speed or direction.
(Original instructions)
Do not cross gravel paths or roads
whilst your product is switched on
during blow/vac mode. Walk, never
u Do not place your unit down on gravel
while it is switched on.
u Always be sure of your footing,
particularly on slopes. Do not
Additional Safety instructions
overreach and keep your balance at all
for blow vacs
The intended use is described in
u Do not pick up matter that may be
this manual. The use of any accessory
contaminated with flammable or
or attachment or performance of any
combustible liquids such as gasoline,
operation with this appliance other than
or use in areas where they might be
those recommended in this instruction
manual ca present a risk of personal
u Do not place any objects into the
injury and/or damage to property.
openings. Never use if the openings
are blocked - keep free of hair, lint,
u To protect your feet and legs while
dust and anything that may reduce the
operating the appliance, always wear
heavy duty footwear and long trousers. Warning! Always use your product in the
u Do not use in vacuum mode without
manner outlined in this manual.
the vacuum tubes and collection bag in Your product is designed to be used in an
upright mode and if it is used in any other
u Always switch off your product, allow
way it may result in injury. Never run your
the fan to stop and remove the plug
product whilst lying on it’s side or upside
from the socket when:
u Changing from blower to vacuum.
u The operator or user is responsible for
u The supply cable has become
accidents or hazards occurring to other
damaged or entangled.
people or their property.
u You leave your product unattended.
u Do not carry the appliance by the
u Clearing a blockage.
u Checking, adjusting, cleaning or
u Always direct the cable to the rear
working on your product.
away from the appliance.
u If the appliance starts to vibrate
Warning! If a cord becomes damaged
during use, disconnect the supply cord
u Do not place the inlet or outlet of
from the mains supply immediately. Do
the vacuum near eyes or ears when
not touch the supply cord before discon operating. Never blow debris in the
necting the supply.
direction of bystanders.
u Do not use solvents or cleaning fluids
u Do not use in the rain or leave
to clean your product. Use a blunt
outdoors while it is raining.
scraper to remove grass and dirt.
your appliance serviced by a
qualified repair person using only
identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the appliance
is maintained.
(Original instructions)
Check the collection bag frequently for
wear or deterioration.
u Replacement fans are available from a
BLACK+DECKER service agent. Use
on BLACK+DECKER recommended
spare parts and accessories.
u Keep all nuts bolts and screws tight to
make sure that the appliance is in a
safe working condition.
Using an extension cable
Always use an approved extension
cable suitable for the power input of this
tool (see technical data). The extension
cable must be suitable for outdoor use
and marked accordingly. Up to 30 m of
1.5 mm² HO5V V-F extension cable can
be used without loss of product performance. Before use, inspect the extension
cable for signs of damage, wear and ageing. Replace the extension cable if damSafety of others
aged or defective. When using a cable
u This appliance can be used by children
reel, always unwind the cable completely.
aged from 8 years and above and
persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or
Residual risks
lack of experience and knowledge
when using the tool which may not
if they have been given supervision
be included in the enclosed safety
or instruction concerning use of
the appliance in a safe way and
These risks can arise from misuse, prounderstand the hazards involved.
longed use etc. Even with the application
Children shall not play with the
of the relevant safety regulations and the
appliance. Cleaning and user
implementation of safety devices, certain
maintenance shall not be made by
residual risks can not be avoided. These
children without supervision.
u Children should be supervised to
u Injuries caused by touching any
ensure that they do not play with the
rotating/ moving parts.
u Injuries caused when changing any
parts, blades or accessories.
u Injuries caused by prolonged use
Electrical safety
of a tool. When using any tool for
This appliance is double
prolonged periods ensure you take
insulated; therefore no earth wire
regular breaks.
is required. Always check that
u Impairment of hearing.
the power supply corresponds to
u Health hazards caused by breathing
the voltage on the rating plate.
dust developed when using your tool
(example:- working with wood,
u If the supply cord is damaged, it must
oak, beech and MDF.).
be replaced by the manufacturer or
an authorised BLACK+DECKER
Service Centre in order to avoid a
The declared vibration emission values
stated in the technical data and the
u Electric safety can be further improved
declaration of conformity have been
by using a highsensitivity 30 mA
measured in accordance with a standard
Residual Current Device (RCD).
(Original instructions)
test method provided by EN50636 and
may be used for comparing one tool with
another. The declared vibration emission
value may also be used in a preliminary
assessment of exposure.
Warning! The vibration emission value
during actual use of the power tool can
differ from the declared value depending
on the ways in which the tool is used.
The vibration level may increase above
the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to
determine safety measures required by
2002/44/EC to protect persons regularly
using power tools in employment, an
estimation of vibration exposure should
consider, the actual conditions of use and
the way the tool is used, including taking account of all parts of the operating
cycle such as the times when the tool is
switched off and when it is running idle in
addition to the trigger time.
Beware of flying objects.
Keep bystanders away.
Directive 2000/14/EC guaranteed sound power.
This appliance includes some or all of the following features.
1. Variable speed control
2. Cable restraint
3. Collection bag
4. Upper blow tube
5. Lower blow tube
6. Upper vacuum tube
7. Middle vacuum tube
8. Lower vacuum tube
9. Vac release button
10. Bag release button
11. Powerhead
12. Second handle
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the
appliance is switched off and unplugged.
Labels on Appliance
The following pictograms, along with the
date code, are shown on the tool.
Warning! Read the manual
prior to operation.
Wear safety glasses or goggles
when operating this appliance.
Wear suitable ear protection
when operating this appliance.
Do not expose the tool to rain or
high humidity or leave outdoors
while it is raining.
Switch off: remove plug from
mains before cleaning or maintenance.
Disconnect the mains plug if
the cord becomes damaged or
Warning! Always wear protective gloves when
working with your blow vac.
Vacuum tube assembly (fig. A)
The vacuum tubes must be assembled together before use.
Warning! Do not operate the appliance with the vacuum
tubes separated.
u To ease assembly, apply a soapy water solution to the
joint area.
u Align the notches (13) and the triangles (14) on the upper
(6) and middle (7) vacuum tubes.
u Push the upper vacuum tube (6) firmly onto the middle
vacuum tube (7) until the triangles click into place.
u Align the notches (13) and the triangles (14) on the middle
(7) and lower (8) vacuum tubes.
u Push the middle vacuum tube (7) firmly onto the lower
vacuum tube (8) until the triangles click into place.
Warning! Do not separate the tubes once assembled.
Attaching the second handle (fig. B) (GW3050
BDBV30 only)
Press in and hold both of the buttons (15) on the side of
the handle mount.
u Slide the second handle (12) in place over the buttons
(Original instructions)
Note: Ensure that the orange button is is on the same side as
the large hole in the handle.
Warning! Ensure that the teeth on the button are correctly
aligned in slots in the handle and that the handle is secure.
Adjusting the position of the second handle (fig. C)
(GW3030 BDBV30 only)
The second handle (12) can be adjusted to provide optimum
balance and comfort.
u Press in the button (15) on the left side of the handle.
u Rotate the second handle (12) into the required position.
u Release the button (15).
Warning! Ensure that the teeth on the button are correctly
aligned in slots in the handle and that the handle is secure.
Blow tube assembly (fig. D)
Align the 2 markers (16) on bottom of the upper blow tube
(4) and the 2 markers (17) on the bottom of the lower blow
tube (5).
u Push the upper blow tube (4) firmly into the lower blow
tube (5) until they click into place.
Warning! Do not separate the tubes once assembled.
Fitting and removing the concentrator (fig. D)
Slide the concentrator (30) firmly onto the bottom end of
the lower blow tube (5). Secure the concentrator by cliping
the tab (31) onto the clip (32)
To remove, lift the clip (32) and slide the concentrator (8)
off the bottom of the lower blow tube(5).
Fitting and removing the rake (fig. E)
(GW3050,BDBV30 &GW2838 only)
Position the rake (18) above the mount (19) on the bottom
of the lower blow tube (5).
Push down and slide the rake (18) firmly onto the mount
(19) until it clicks into place.
To remove, lift the rake release (20) and slide the rake
(18) off the mount (19).
Switching on and off (fig. F)
Warning! Grip the product firmly when switching on.
u To switch the appliance on, turn the variable speed control
(1) clockwise to the required setting.
u To switch the appliance off, turn the variable speed
control (1) anti-clockwise to the off position.
Cable restraint (fig. G)
A cable restraint (2) is incorporated into the rear of the
u Loop the cable (21) through the cable restraint (2).
Using your product
Warning! When using as a blower or vacuum, always wear
safety glasses. If using in dusty conditions, wear a filter mask
as well.
Warning! Switch off your product, allow the fan to stop and
remove the plug from the socket before carrying out any
adjustment, servicing or maintenance.
Blow mode (fig. H and I)
Attach the fan cover (22) to the powerhead (11) by
locating the assembly as indicated by the arrow, then pivot
about this point and press the vac release button (9) until
the catch (23) is fully engaged. (fig. H)
u Align the assembled blow tube with the power head (11).
u Push the assembled blow tube onto the vacuum outlet
(25) until the lock engages tightly with the blow tube.
Warning! Never operate in Blow mode without the blow tube
and fan cover firmly in place.
u Hold the blow tube approximately 180 mm above the
ground, switch on the appliance and using a sweeping
motion from side to side, advance slowly keeping the
accumulated debris/leaves in front of you (fig. I).
u Once you have blown the debris/leaves into a pile, you
can convert to vacuum mode to collect the debris.
Removing the blow tube and fan cover
Remove the fan cover (22) from the bottom of the power
head by inserting a screwdriver/Allen key in the slot on
the end of the fan cover (located on the back of the power
head) to actuate the internal release, and remove the fan
cover (figure H).
Vacuum mode (fig. H, J & K)
Note: For vacuuming/shredding, the collection bag (3) must
be fitted.
u Remove the fan cover (22) by pressing the vac release
button (9) and pulling the fan cover (22) off, making sure
that the fan cover does not fall to the ground.
u Attach the collection bag (3) to the vacuum outlet (25) by
pressing it firmly on till it clicks into place.
u Attach the assembled vacumm tube to the powerhead (11)
by locating the assembly as indicated by the arrow, then
pivot about this point and press the vac release button (9)
until the catch is fully engaged.
u Place the strap from the collection bag over your shoulder
(fig. K) this will support the additional weight as the
collection bag fills. Alternatively the collection bag can be
clipped to the support bracket (28 - fig. A) on the upper
vacuum tube (4) and the strap can be fitted to the
powerhead (11) on the hook (29).
(Original instructions)
Position the vacuum tube slightly above the debris/leaves.
Switch on the appliance and use a sweeping motion; the
debris/leaves will be sucked up the tube, shredded and
thrown into the collection bag (fig. K).
u As the bag fills, the power of the suction will decrease,
switch off the appliance and unplug from the mains power
u Unzip the bag to empty the contents before continuing to
Warning! Never remove the collection bag without first turning
off and unplugging the appliance.
Note: If the suction decreases and the bag is not full, the
vacuum tube is probably clogged with debris. Turn off and
unplug the vacuum and clear the tube before continuing.
Possible solution
Check the connection to the power supply
Check the fuse in the plug, if blown, replace (UK
Failure to operate
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
u Safely dispose of the old plug.
u Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
u Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs.
Recommended fuse: 13 A.
Protecting the environment
Technical data
Remove any debris from the fan area
BDBV30 (type 2)
If poor vacuuming continues - immediately
disconnect from the mains power supply and
consult your local BLACK+DECKER authorised
repair agent
Input voltage
Power Input
Switch off - disconnect from the mains power
supply and remove the collection bag.
Remove the vacuum tube and inspect the
Weight (blower)
Weight (vaccum)
Clean any debris from the fan blades.
Your BLACK+DECKER appliance has been designed
to operate over a long period of time with a minimum of
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper
appliance care and regular cleaning.
u Keep the appliance clean and dry.
u Remove any leaves stuck to the inside of the vacuum
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots with a clean, dry paint
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
Check that both the inlet and exit ports on the
vacuum tube are clear.
If the fan is cracked or damaged, do not use
- consult your local BLACK+DECKER
authorised repair agent.
Remove and empty the collection bag.
Switch off - disconnect from the mains power
supply, debris should fall clear of the tube.
Poor shredding
Regularly clean the collection bag and ensure that it is
clean and empty after each use.
To clean the appliance, use only mild soap and a damp
cloth. Never let any liquid get inside the tool and never
immerse any part of the tool into liquid. Do not use any
abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Self lubricating bearings are used in your product,
therefore lubrication is not required.
Separate collection. Products and batteries marked
with this symbol must not be disposed of with
normal household waste.
Products and batteries contain materials that can be
recovered or recycled reducing the demand for raw materials.
Please recycle electrical products and batteries according to
local provisions. Further information is available at
Check that the blow/vacuum tube assembly is
correctly fitted to the powerhead.
If the fuse continues to blow - immediately
disconnect from the mains power supply and consult
your local BLACK+DECKER authorised
repair agent.
Poor vacuum/high
pitched whine
(type 2)
(type 2)
(type 2)
Input voltage
Power Input
Weight (blower)
Weight (vaccum)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 50636-2-100
Vibration (ah) 9.8 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
(Original instructions)
EC declaration of conformity
BDBV30, GW3050, GW3030, GW2810, GW2838 - Blower Vac
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN60335-1:2012+A11:2014;
2000/14/EC, Blow Vac, Annex V
DEKRA Quality B.V., Utrechtseweg 310, 6802 ED Arnhem,
The Netherlands Notified Body ID No.: 0344
Level of accoustic power according to 2000/14/EC
(Article 13, Annex III):
LWA (measured sound power) 104 dB(A)
Uncertainty = 3 dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed sound power) 107 dB(A)
Uncertainty = 3 dB(A)
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and offers consumers a 24 month guarantee from the date
of purchase. This guarantee is in addition to and in no way
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the territories of the Member States of the European Union
and the European Free Trade Area.
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Director of Engineering
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